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Poster: He Live's Date: Dec 7, 2008 5:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: METAPHYSICAL POETS (Dark Star>Eyes of the World>China Doll)

hey arb! haven't heard from you too much recently.... good to see you round here...

and thanks to rings and wineland for the replies.... all 4 versions of the trio is a must hear. previously i knew the 2/15 and 11/11 versions.... which are Deep. the DISCOVERY for me was the version from June 24 -- i really enjoyed that a lot... i would say that stands as my favorite of the four...

1. 6/24
2. 2/15
3. 11/11
4. 2/22

of course that order is subject to change.....

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 7, 2008 6:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: METAPHYSICAL POETS (Dark Star>Eyes of the World>China Doll)

I'm the green one.

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Poster: He Live's Date: Dec 7, 2008 6:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: METAPHYSICAL POETS (Dark Star>Eyes of the World>China Doll)

the alien or the lizard?.... hello mr flow!

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Poster: high flow Date: Dec 7, 2008 8:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: METAPHYSICAL POETS (Dark Star>Eyes of the World>China Doll)

The Cactus! Coo-coo-ka-choo....

Awesome post. Thanks.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 7, 2008 6:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: METAPHYSICAL POETS (Dark Star>Eyes of the World>China Doll)

Damn! That was impressive! I do find this the singularly attractive aspect of my journey to post 71 material...not quite there for me to the level of MotMoon-->DS, but along the same lines...makes that 73 purchase worth it all in the end. Thx HeLives!

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Poster: He Live's Date: Dec 7, 2008 7:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: METAPHYSICAL POETS (Dark Star>Eyes of the World>China Doll)

man, you are hardcore dude!... i can see how there "could" be a line there -- like if you are really deep into all the early material (66-69)... there would be a point where the band crosses the line with the cowboy songs and turns away from PCM.... i can see that.

but if you are willing to go into 71... why then aren't you getting more of what you love most in 72-73?.... i mean it's not PCM anymore, maybe i could see there being a feeling that they got too "jazzy" in 72.... but to me the Eras are:

66-69
70-73 (74)
75-78
79-82

and then OK, we get to My Line... but as i see you, you go right up to 73, IF you are gonna acknowledge 71 as acceptable, you gotta go the rest of the way! (as for 74, i'll figure it out some day... i like some of the shows, but it is not a year i gravitate to.)

cheers WT, good to hear from you!



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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 7, 2008 8:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: METAPHYSICAL POETS (Dark Star>Eyes of the World>China Doll)

Yep, it is inexplicable, ain't it? Getting there my friend!

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Poster: wineland Date: Dec 7, 2008 7:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: METAPHYSICAL POETS (Dark Star>Eyes of the World>China Doll)

Tell, for xmas I'd like to give my Uncle 4 or 5 shows from early Dead, 65-75. Can you give me a top 10 so I can hunt them down?

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Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 7, 2008 7:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: METAPHYSICAL POETS (Dark Star>Eyes of the World>China Doll)

Sure, here is what I did recently:

65: used the Birth of the Dead stuff (studio of the Nov stuff).

66: used 9-16, plus some of the "oddities download" that has most of the early tunes, from 66, again, many studio.

67: used 3-18 and 10-22 and that was enough!

68: used 10-12, but could've used 12-29 if the person is ready for fire!

69: used 11-8, but 2-27 or 4-5 are good choices.

70: used 9-19, but 5-1, 6-7 or 9-20 are obvious alternatives.

71: tough: can used 2-18, 4-28, 7-2, 8-6 or 11-7.

72: note confident, but can use 8-24 or close to that date. Or, an April Euro show.

73: would use one of the 11-13 or close by boxed set shows.

Other folks can give far better selections for 72 & 73.

74: Ask Helives, but maybe one of the Winterland, Oct nights?

75: I would use 6-17 but others might pick the Aug Vault release...tight!

Have fun!

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Poster: wineland Date: Dec 8, 2008 10:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: METAPHYSICAL POETS (Dark Star>Eyes of the World>China Doll)

Right on! Thank you. I'll have to see what I have and go on a torrent tirade for the rest. Will take your top picks carte blanch. I figured 10.12.68 was going to be on there, and rightly so!

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Dec 7, 2008 6:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: METAPHYSICAL POETS (Dark Star>Eyes of the World>China Doll)

yup, thanks for bringing me out of my semi-retirement; to be honest, i don't give '73 its just due, largely because i look at the setlists and they're just so good, that they're actually daunting to ponder, and so i keep thinking i'm just not in the 'right' frame-of-mind for so wild a ride, ya know?

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Poster: He Live's Date: Dec 7, 2008 7:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: METAPHYSICAL POETS (Dark Star>Eyes of the World>China Doll)

i think you have the capacity arb.... you obviously love the music in a big way....

i don't know, well.... it's my birth year so that has something to do with it -- but i have always gravitated to 73. in a sense, i know what you mean about the setlists.... but the GD for me has always been about living in a dream world. and i find the pastoral dreamworld that they cultivated with WAKE OF THE FLOOD and the presentation of the material in 1973 very appealing...

i took this picture today (i linked it to one of my favorite, most appropriate GD album covers):

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